The good and bad of COP28’s menu

The future?: Lobby groups are pushing for the global adoption of vegetarian and vegan diets to reduce climate emissions PIC: ADOBE STOCK
The future?: Lobby groups are pushing for the global adoption of vegetarian and vegan diets to reduce climate emissions PIC: ADOBE STOCK

COP28 will go down in history for widening dietary offerings and being very lean on meat-based varieties for the over 36,000 participants across the world expected to descend upon Dubai in a few days.

The figure of 36,000 is the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's (UNFCCC) expected turnout, while the COP28 presidency anticipates about 70,000.

In mid-May, the COP28 President-Designate, Dr Sultan Al Jaber, received demands for the meeting to serve “predominantly vegan meals”, which are regionally sourced and culturally relevant.


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